Well, hello Ladies, I am back. I know, I know, I bet you didn't think I would be back ever to finish this but I am. I won't ask for feedback, after all this time, I don't think I could ask for anything.

I have to say a huge "Thank you!" for D. who pushed me to continue, and also helped me with writing this.

Thank you for those who read it, I hope you enjoy it!

CHAPTER 17
9 CRIMES

Alex entered the house, shutting the door with full force behind herself, still furious about what happened with Tim. She leaned against the door, suddenly feeling tired, rage sucking her energy away.

„I guess I know how it went…" Mike appeared from the living room, Logan hot on his heals.

„Perfectly, of course," Alex smiled weakly before out of the blue everything went black…

Hey babe," Jack grabbed Alex roughly, kissing her deeply.

Alex moaned against his lips, thinking he should get a chewing gum at least.

Party tonight at Erica's," he announced.

That's fine, I'm off work tonight," Alex answered.

She was stripping in a local club, not that she let that rich asshole Jack know that, but, who the hell cared?, she had to survive somehow and he certainly wasn't helping.

The night arrived quickly, and they were on their way to the party. Alex wore an extremely mini skirt, with a simple white tanktop, saying „whore". She liked being scandalous, especially if there was an audition for her.

She loved being the center of the attention, and did she love even more when she could piss off all those pretty college girls with playing with their boyfriends like a cat with a mouse.

She jumped into the crowd right away, dancing with everyone, having all eyes on her. She knew what she was doing, she was a stripper after all.

Latershe joined the drinking competition winning by 16 shots in a row. These kids had no idea who they were up against, she could drink most guys twice their age under the table and still be sober enough to put on a hell of a show.

Well look at this guys, Riggins decided to show his face finally," Jack snorted, heading towards the door.

Alex turned, following Jack with her eyes, and saw the one and only Tim Riggins standing there. She drank up another shot before grabbing a bottle of beer, heading towards where the two men stood.

She hugged Jack from behind, placing a kiss on his neck, her nails slowly moving over his spine.

Alex?" Tim asked, looking at her with wide eyes.

Well, looky there, you still recognize me, aren't you the sweetest?" Alex cocked her head to the side, feeling slightly light headed by all the booze in her system.

You two know each other?" Jack asked, throwing an arm over her shoulder, pulling her to his body.

Sure we do, we come from the same hell hole," Alex laughed, heading back to the dancefloor, making a move on every man who happened to be there.

She watched Tim getting busy with other girls, making her blood boil. If he didn't care about her, she sure as hell didn't care about him either, she thought.

I have a suprise for you, doll, come on," Jack said, stepping behind her, starting to pull her out of the crowd.

She asked him thousands of times not to call her that. It reminded her way too much of that night with Ryan. But she wasn't about to start a fight about something stupid like that. She hadn't slept in 49 hours, she was drunk, and she didn't care really.

What kind of surprise?" She asked as she was pulled towards a room by Jack.

It wouldn't be a surprise if I told you," he answered, stopping in front of the door, holding Alex up as she stumbled.

As soon as they stepped into the room Jack started to kiss her. He pushed her on the bed, moving over her, unbuttoning her pants.

That's it dude, bring it on," Alex heard a guy from the corner, her body went rigid right away.

What the fuck?" She asked, trying to push Jack off herself.

It's cool, doll, just relax, this is your lucky night," Jack towered over her, pulling her hands above her head roughly.

Alex screamed out as her shoulder bailed out, her body paralyzed by the pain. Her mind cleared immediately, terrible images of Ryan attacking her flashing through her mind. She did the only thing she could think of, kicked Jack as hard as possible.

Stupid slut," he groaned, rolling on his side. The other guy, whoever he was, just stood there, laughing.

Alex stumbled out of the room, her body trembling with fear, and pain, her steps quickening until she was running. She only stopped when she was a block away.

Tears finally found there way out, falling down her cheeks. She reached into her pocket, grabbing the pills she got from one of the girls at work. She used them a lot for her shoulder. It still hurt often, and those helped.

For a moment she just stared at the box in her hand then poured the contents of it into her palm, and swallowed all of it. She just wanted the pain to go away.

Alex!" She heard somewhere from the distance. Strangely, it sounded like Tim, Alex thought. She felt dizzy, had to sit down on the sidewalk, burying her head into her hands.

Alex!" Tim shook her roughly. She blinked, struggling to keep her eyes open, a bitter smile playing over her lips.

Too late, Timmy as always," she said, giving up the fight against the terrible tiredness, closing her eyes.

Alex woke with a start, glancing around herself. She was in hospital, the room was glaringly white to her eyes and there were soft beeps in the background of her hearing… And Logan was holding one of her hands, Mike the other, both of them asleep. It was just a dream, only a dream, she sighed relieved.

The baby… Alex thought as she slowly got back to the real world.

„The baby," she exclaimed, pulling on both Mike's and Logan hand.

„You're up," they both grinned at her.

„Is the baby alright?" She asked again, nervous that something happened.

„The baby is fine, and you are fine as well, kitten," Logan smiled at her warmly, brushing her hair out of Alex's face.

„You just have to take it easy from now on, no stress whatsoever," Mike said, squeezing her hand lightly.

Alex nodded, letting out a sigh of relief, the baby was fine, she was fine, everything was fine, she thought as she moved her eyes between Logan and Mike, they will be fine.